Neshama Franklin is an omnivorous reader who needs to keep track of all she reads and then shares the best of the bunch. She's worked at the Fairfax library for a quarter century plus, has a radio show where she reads what she loves, including reviews, and hosts Marin Poets Live!
This installment: a stark old classic (DVD); a tricksy new McEwan (CD); a fat novel about higher mathematics (f); and a bonbon books about very delayed gratification (f). Titicut Follies... read more →
This installment: a crumbling life (nf); reality TV up against Reality (f); South African neighbors at each other’s throats until…(f); how battlefield trauma cripples a police surgeon psychologically (f); magical... read more →
This installment: abducted girls in Africa, on MP3 (f); fictional take on Lovecraft (f); another delectable food-centered memoir (nf);a J book about tattoos (E); and an iconoclastic churchperson (nf). Thirty... read more →
This installment: antique dealing in the ‘30s (f); short stories about confused young folk (f); unusual army buddies in the Indian and Civil Wars (f); reflections on Antarctica (nf); and... read more →
This installment: short stories from the south (f); Russell Banks on travel (nf); an artists’ colony in Australia, circa 1930 (f); Oates’s takes on martyrs from both sides (f); chilling,... read more →